Know your food and CA ballot initiative

Just participated in the I Will Know My Food Campaign, sponsored by Stonyfield, which makes luscious yogurt, among other products. I encourage others to participate, who are interested in knowing what’s in their food and making food choices that protect their health, family, farmers, animals and the planet. It’s fun and easy.  And, with every new Food Superhero Profile created, Stonyfield will donate $1 to FoodCorps (http://foodcorps.org/)

https://iwillknowmyfood.com/#home

And, awesome news: here in CA, voters will be the first in the country to decide whether to require that genetically modified foods  be posted on labels, so consumers know what they’re getting. You can probably figure out where I stand on this issue:) California has always been a trendsetter in voting for cleaner air, cleaner gasoline, etc. And, the rest of the country always follows suit.

Here’s an excerpt from an article about this issue:

The initiative requires labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) – which are plants or meats that have had their DNA artificially altered by genes from other plants, animals, viruses, or bacteria, in order to produce foreign compounds in that food. This type of genetic alteration occurs in a laboratory and is not found in nature.

Polls show nearly unanimous support across the political spectrum for labeling of genetically engineered foods. Nine out of ten voters in the U.S. and in California back labeling, according to recent polls (see Mellman 2012, Reuters 2010, Zogby 2012). An April poll by San Francisco TV station KCBS found 91% backed labeling.

For the full article:

http://www.carighttoknow.org/content/california-voters-decide-gmo-labeling

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